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March 2023 Newsletter - Young Carers

In this update

  • Young Carers Action Day
  • The Digital Resource for Carers and Jointly App
  • Carers UK report
  • Carers Active April
  • Useful links

Welcome to our latest newsletter, which we hope you find useful and informative. If there's a colleague or another provider in your network that you think would like to receive the newsletter, please feel free to forward it onto them.

Please let us know if you have anything you would like us to share or publicise in a future issue.


Young Carers Action Day

Wednesday 15 March is Young Carers Action Day and the theme this year is Make Time For Young Carers.

The Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) 2023 resources are now available for download.

These are to help young and young adult carers, their friends, and professionals who might interact with young carers get involved with this year's YCAD.

Please download and share these resources with your friends, family and colleagues so we can spread the word about Young Carers Action Day 2023!

Find out more on the Carers Trust website

If you have any queries or would like more information about Young Carers Action Day, then please email


The Digital Resource for Carers and Jointly App

Good news! Free access to tailored digital resources to support unpaid carers has been extended until March 2024.

Working with leading national charity Carers UK, we are giving unpaid carers free access to new digital resources. 

The Digital Resource for Carers is an online platform that hosts a wealth of resources for carers to help them build resilience in their caring role.

The resources can help to deliver on the NHS Long Term Plan Commitments to unpaid carers and includes e-learning, guides and comprehensive signposting, access to MyBackUp, a simple contingency planning tool for what might happen in an emergency, and Jointly, Carers UK's care co-ordination app.

Carers UK has published guidance for health professionals which explains how the offer works and includes an access code to provide unpaid carers as well as ideas and tips for how to refer them for support.

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Carers UK report

Carers UK has published a report talking about the experiences of Black, Asian and minority ethnic carers during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Download the report

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Carers Active April 

Carers UK are excited to announce that Carers Active April is back for 2023!

If you took part in the month last year, you'll know that it's a time for us to support and encourage you to take part in any physical activity that works for you, whether that's walking, gardening, yoga or simple exercises around the home.

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Share your stories with us

Do you have any good news stories or information that you would like to share with the wider Young Carers Network in Plymouth?

Please email with your suggestions.

We'd love to share all the amazing things you are doing!


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This page was last updated on 18 January 2023

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